How do I record gameplay footage?

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Post » Mon Apr 04, 2016 12:08 am

I apologise for the basic question, but I'm pulling my hair out here. I've searched the forums and whatnot.

I'm working on two projects and I'm going to need to record some gameplay, I'd also hope in the event someone wants to play them they could record stuff but I've tried Fraps and Open Broadcaster Software with no success whatsoever. I found some posts on here about Fraps not working, but that was some time ago and someone suggested OBS as a working alternative.

Fraps doesn't seem to recognise a game is running whatsoever, and OBS will recognise the window but seems to stop before anything really happens.

I'm not sure what files to upload for help with this, but if you need anything off me please ask. Thank you in advance.
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Post » Mon Apr 04, 2016 5:05 am

If you have a nvidia graphics card (must be semi recent model), you can open up your nvidia control panel and use shadow play.
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Post » Mon Apr 04, 2016 5:21 am

Use OBS to record a NW.js preview rather than from a browser. It is more easily identified and gives better performance. Also set the game letterbox integer scale to reduce GPU work.

You could also try something like this, although I've never used it myself because OBS is awesome: https://www.screencastify.com/. Finally, since r218, video recording from the canvas has been supported using the media object; there is an example project included with c2 to show how it works. :)
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Post » Mon Apr 04, 2016 5:36 am

Colludium wrote:Use OBS to record a NW.js preview rather than from a browser. It is more easily identified and gives better performance. Also set the game letterbox integer scale to reduce GPU work.

You could also try something like this, although I've never used it myself because OBS is awesome: https://www.screencastify.com/. Finally, since r218, video recording from the canvas has been supported using the media object; there is an example project included with c2 to show how it works. :)


I've been exporting with nw.js and am still having no luck, if it's not too much trouble could I link the capx and see if you have the same problem? I know it's a lot to ask, but I'd really appreciate it.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/ok0fu2hhervkk ... .capx?dl=0

Apologies for the art, it's a mix of open source stuff and 2 artists and programmer art. Hopefully being able to send video to the artists should help speed up the palette swapping process.

And as for the other poster I'm on an older laptop so Shadowplay is out of the question.

Thankyou!
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Post » Mon Apr 04, 2016 9:01 am

Just open the example project that comes with c2 - it shows you how to simply record the canvas using the User Media object in Firefox browser.
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Post » Mon Apr 04, 2016 9:33 am

Colludium wrote:Just open the example project that comes with c2 - it shows you how to simply record the canvas using the User Media object in Firefox browser.


I appreciate that's an option for me (and thank you for the suggestion), I'm now just thinking perhaps somewhat optimistically about other people recording gameplay.

Cheers for helping me with the more pressing matter though.
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Post » Mon Apr 04, 2016 10:33 am

I use Bandicam to record footage. It lets you define which part of the screen to record.
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